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of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> good morning from washington. it's friday august 23, 2013. i'm chuck todd. this is a special edition of "the daily rundown." we're looking ahead to the 50th anniversary of that famous 1963 march on washington. for many americans, 50 years ago feels like yesterday. but of course for millions of others, including myself who weren't even born yet, in an ironic way, the grand memorial of granite and marble that now stands might make that history feel more distant. particularly for many young people today. we remember dr. king's march as an historical event. through grainy film and archive photos. but for each of us, those four words, "i have a dream," have a different and special renaissanreno sans. since then, every political protest in this country has borrowed from what the leaders of the march on washington for jobs and freedom were able to achieve. tomorrow, thousands will retrace their steps. next week, president obama will mark the 50th anniversary of the march with a speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial. i
after dr. king delivered his i have a dream speech, washington and the world will reflect on the work still to be done. meantime, the u.s. and the world allies let syria know that chemical attacks will not be tolerated. we'll get the latest on what kind of military strike could punish assad without somehow swaying the country's civil war. those realities weigh heavily on president obama today when he marks the dream anniversary, honoring the legacy of nonviolence on the eve of an expected u.s.-led military strike. good morning from washington. it's wednesday, august 28th, 2013. this "the daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. let's get right to the first reads of the morning. today is the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. of course dr. martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech before a crowd of a quarter million people in washington and millions more on television watched on that 1963 day. his remarks galvanized the civil rights movement. president obama called it one of the five greatest speeches in american history. >> when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet
indicate military attacks are coming. >>> anniversary of the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. how president obama handles the hopes of the joshua generation. >>> plus as debt and a sense of despair looms large over motown, detroit's next mayor will be former hospital chief mike duggin or the man we'll meet this morning, wayne county sheriff benny napoleon. august 27th, this is "the daily rundown." lets get to my first reads of the morning. secretary of state john kerry laid out an aggressive case for intervention in syria arking evidence of the largest chemical attack in decades is undeniable. the latest escalation with a steady drum beat by the united states and its allies, which is clearly a leadup to military action. >> the killing of women and children and innocent bystanders by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. president obama has made clear to the outside regime that this international norm cannot be violated without consequences. >> it's an important phrase. you heard it a lot, not just from john kerry but jay carney, international norm, significant, ready for str
. good morning from washington. it's august 26, 2013. this "the daily rundown." my first reads of the morning. the obama administration is stepping up plans for military action against syria put together the international coalition the white house says is needed for a strike. every action the president took this weekend, whether it was saturday's meeting with his national security team or round of phone calls to u.s. allies suggest it's less a question of if than when. options on the table include cruise missile strikes from navy destroyers and submarines in the mediterranean. bombs could be launched from u.s. fighter jets without actually entering syrian airspace. targeting syrian command and control or airfields from which chemical attacks could be launched. today, u.n. chemical weapons experts begin their inspection of the suburban damascus towns where doctors without borders estimate that at least 355 people were killed and more than 3,600 injured by a chemical attack last week. the u.n. spokesman says the inspectors were deliberately shot at multiple times as they proceede
become a full-blown crisis. back at home, the president is paying the price for washington dysfunction. he's been swept up in public s disgust which is now in the white house too. the legislative accomplishment, immigration, looks very far off. instead, the fight over the implementation of health care has become the battle of the fall. in about three weeks, what's expected to be a bruising fall budget fight will kick into high gear. they have to agree by october 1 on a stop gap measure. in early november, they have to come up with a debt ceiling deal and be forced to make a deal or default. quite the first seven months of the second term. questioning this afternoon, though, likely to be dominated by foreign policy topics. thanks to the news this week of the new deep freeze in u.s./russian relations. joining me now to talk about all of it is a man who's a veteran of all of these foreign policy issues, former u.s. ambassador to the united nations and former governor of new mexico bill richardson. governor richardson, good to see you, sir. >> nice to be with you, chuck. >> let's start w
a remarkable op-ed in the tennessean defending governing and bipartisanship. wrote, washington needs more, not fewer, conservatives who know how to govern. i know if you only have 45 votes and you need 60 senators to get something important done, like balancing the budget, then you have to work with other people. that is, if you really care about solving the problem. if you really want to get it resolved instead of just making a speech. as presidential hopefuls start trekking to iowa, the republican chairman of iowa's largest county switched its party registration to independent. in his resignation letter, the polk county chairman write, i'm disappointed with the republican party at the national level. i'm disappointed with the republican party at the statewide level. i'm disappointed with the republican party at the countywide level. helping a dysfunctioning party that does not want to address its problems is enabling it. this fight between the establishment and money wing of the gop and the tea party has taken place behind the scenes. it's clear now that many believe they should fight b
and weakness. the latest on this troubling news this morning. good morning from washington, tuesday august 20th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. lets get to the first read. we start overseas. former egyptian president hosni mubarak could actually be free in a few days. egyptian security forces arrested the spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood, mohammed badie and his deputy, who was already in custody, will go on trial later this month for their alleged role of the death of protesters outside of headquarters in june. after scores of detention of top leaders, this morning the brotherhood has appoint add new figurehead. ousted president mohamed morsi remains under house arrest for a 49th day. this morning mubarak's lawyer tells nbc news his legal team is submitting a petition in court tomorrow requesting his release. they are 99% sure that he's actually going to be free even if just temporarily. nearly 1,000 egyptians died since security forces raided pro-morsi camps. on monday human rights watch called that crackdown, quote, the most serious incident of mass unlawful kill
of kennedy's life in the white house. good morning from washington. it's thursday, august 15th, 2013, and this is "the daily rundown." i'm in for chuck todd this morning. we begin with the developing news in egypt. where members of the muslim brotherhood and their supporters are defying government leaders and holding new protest marches in multiple cities, raising the risk of more bloodshed. today's demonstration comes a day after the military's all-out assault on pro morsi demonstrators that left more than 500 people dead. in an effort to stop the protest altogether, the interim government has placed the country under a month-long state of emergency. it's also going after protest leaders. recommending murder charges against more than 80 members of the brotherhood and their supporters. this morning, we got word that ousted president morsi will continue to be held in an undisclosed location for at least another month. he has not been seen publicly since being removed from power six weeks ago. the obama administration is condemning the violence and the state of emergency as contrary to
and what today's gop can learn from it. good morning from washington. it's monday, august 19, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads the morning. egyptian officials say at least 24 policeman were killed in an ambush-style attack near raffa on the gaza border. according to egyptian security force, armed men stoppeded two buses carrying off-duty police, forced the passengers to get out, before shooting them execution-style. more than 900 people are reported to have been killed since wednesday when the interim egyptian government began a bloody crackdown on supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. on sunday, the egyptian government confirmed security forces had killed 36 islamists while they were being transferred to a prison north of cairo. the prisoners were attempting to escape to justify the attack. the muslim brotherhood said 52 prisoners were assassinated, shot and tear gassed through the windows of a locked prison van. president obama, who returns to the white house, returned last night actually is being pressed to suspend aid
washington for a generation and beyond. and we got a look at the senate shake-up of 2014. what's going to be out there. arkansas congressman sets his sites on mark pryor's senate seat. not the only red state facing tough fights in 2014. we're going to break down all the latest moves. >> good morning from memphis, tennessee. it is thursday, august 8th, 2013. it is "the daily rundown." now, here's chuck todd. >> katie in memphis. remember, go to to send in your good morning greeting. >>> both sides insist the cold war isn't back but it's clear the relationship between the u.s. and russia is getting a bit frosty. the news that president obama will not meet vladimir putin in moscow next month represent ace new low in this combative back and forth over issues from trade to adoption to syria and iran, missile defense, and it's been building pretty much ever since putin got back into the presidential seat. it was russia's refusal to extradite nsa leaker snowden even after persistent appeals, including personal phone calls from obama to putin, that was the last straw. the pre
own rule thousands times. good morning from washington. it's friday, august 16th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." we're watching developing news out of egypt. the country bracing for more bloodshed today. tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood members and their supports are responding to calls for a day of rage. pouring into the streets to protest this week's brutal government crackdown. we're watching crowds demonstrators crossing a bridge through cairo. most likely trying to make its way to the square where morsi supporters are gathering. in direct defiance to the state of emergency. the army has been giving the green light to use live ammunition against the protesters. troops have been deployed to guard police and state buildings. they've set up road blocks at key junctions. there are some reports now of deadly clashes around egypt as well. the official death toll stands at 638. with nearly 4,000 people wounded. the government crackdown has sparked criticism from all corners of the globe and concern about what happen next. the u.n. security council urged both
and the right but saves most of his fodder for president obama. good morning from washington. it's august 5th, 2013. this is the "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. loaf the no traffic in d.c. but it doesn't mean we're not very busy. first reads of the morning. global terror threat. officials warning they've intercepted a high volume of chatter that indicates a major attack may be in the works, likely in the hands of aqap, known as al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, officially the affiliate based in yemen. too vague to pinpoint where it might happen. everyone with inside knowledge about this threat says it's the most serious in years, perhaps the most serious since 9/11. >> we've received information high-level people from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula are talking about a major attack. >> there's been an awful lot of chatter out there. chatter means conversation among terrorists about the planning that's going on. very reminiscent of of what we saw pre-9/11. >> because of the specificity, because of where it's coming from, the credibility of it, the level of chatter, it seems to be a fairly
from washington, d.c. it's tuesday, august 6th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." now, here is chuck todd. >> thank you to the harvard institute of politics and d.c. summer interns from the iop there for sending that in. keep it coming. it's very familiar backdrop you have there. tuesday, august 6th. lets get to my first reads of the morning. the state department has ordered all u.s. citizens, nonessential personnel to evacuate yemen immediately due to what it deems an extremely high threat level. in addition the u.s. is ordering all nonessential personnel to leave the embassy. pentagon officials tell nbc news two airport transport planes are used to get government personnel out of the country immediately. the uk ordered all staff temporarily withdrawn from its embassy in yemen as well due to the threat. the u.s. embassy was one of 19 facilities closed to normal operations earlier this week of the state department said it was making security decisions on a day by day basis. >> we've made our decision for this week that these 19 posts will remain closed. i don't want to venture to gue
's monday, august 12th, 2013. we go now to washington for "the daily rundown." here's chuck todd. >> peter alexander in for chuck todd. thanks to him, pass and go for 200 bucks in that video. sorry to hear canadians beat your record for the largest chess set but you have the world's largest monopoly board. >>> now we get to this morning's headlines. president obama is on a working vacation. congress is in recess. there's no debate from the intelligence debate. reassuring the public about his surveillance programs be s by a a privacy advocate to his mix. some republicans argued that it simply is not practical. >> the idea of having a public defender, you know, when really what it is is a search warrant to the fisa court which you wouldn't have in a normal criminal case would slow down the efficacy of our counterterrorism investigation. i don't think that's the right way to go. >> i think it would be very impractical to have it done. maybe on some general policy issue where the court's going to make a decision, perhaps you could bring in an advocate. on day to day life and death decisions, i
washington. it's thursday, august 22nd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. my first reads of the morning. is the arab spring officially coming to an end? did the auto kraatz and dictators win? may sound like a drastic conclusion. let's look at the facts as they are today. an egyptian court has ordered the release of former strongman hosni mubarak whose toppling 2 1/2 years ago perhaps the number one signal of the arab spring. mohamed morsi, egypt's first democratically elected leader, is spending his 51st day under house arrest. images consistent with a massive chemical attack are pouring out of syria. these are some of the least graphic pictures that we're showing. but they are still disturbing to watch. the syrian opposition claims president assad's government unleashed a barrage of surface to surface rockets filled with poison gas on at least ten villages outside damascus on wednesday. if verified, it would be a chemical attack on a scale the world has not seen since 1988 when saddam hussein gassed thousands of iraqi kurds. rebels say about a third of the dead are child
here in politics. as everyone in washington does their best to position themselves for these fall budget fights. their words say one thing but actions tell us another story. that tension played out in the house yesterday. a basic domestic agency funding bill landed with a thud. there's a reason we're using that word, t-hud, if you will. the president reassured them he will not be rolled by republicans when it comes to the negotiations over the debt ceiling. if they demand concessions, he won't back down, he says. >> he made it very clear that he was not going to negotiate over the debt ceiling. we have got to stop lurching from crisis to crisis, in his words and in our words. >> the president made it very clear that while he was prepared to work with our republican colleagues, he was not prepared to put at risk the credit worthiness of the united states of america and i think all of our caucus on that clapped. >> republicans say that line in the sand is a nonstarter. paul ryan spoke last night on fox about it. >> we're not going to give the president an empty -- a blank credit car
in this matter. justice has finally been served. i worked as a sergeant in the south washington area in the 1970s just as bulger was beginning his rise and was chief of police in the '80s and early '90s when all of the controversies that were outlined in that trial arose. it was an incredibly difficult time. happy to see it finally come to a successful conclusion. unfortunately they didn't find him guilty of all the murders he participated in, but justice was finally served to a great degree. >> perhaps the symbolic end of the old southie as it were. thanks to both of you, we appreciate it. >>> moving onto the battle for the senate in the state of new jersey after a primary campaign dash voters are going to the polls in the special election to fill long time senator frank lautenberg. cory booker up against a wild field of democrats which conclusion congressman malowen and holt and state assembly speaker oliver. a former mayor expected to easily win the republican primary. the suspense is a lot less about outcome of the elections, one poll has booker with a 40-point lead. he's a fundraising jugger
the federal courthouse here in washington, d.c. and cory booker cruising to the democratic nomination for u.s. senate in new jersey. just 9% of the state turned out to vote. that's right. single digits. but actually beat some expectations. we will crunch the numbers. >> good morning from minnesota's largest county fair. today is wednesday, august 14th, 2013. now, here's "the daily rundown." >> the 4-h group from minnesota. remember, head to august is a good month to do it. we want to get to this morning's breaking news. chaotic scenes across cairo after security forces backed by bulldozers and helicopters launched raids to clear thousands of supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi from protest camps. egyptian police and soldiers used tear gas to break up the camps. while morsi supporters have fought back with stones. they've set up barricades in the streets. government buildings and police stations have been set on fire there. the heaviest fighting is largely in the capital. clashes have broke out in other cities as well. the official death toll is said to be about 5
on sunday because of unspecified threats. happy friday. good morning from washington. it's august 2nd, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. let's get right to my first reads of the morning. we begin with the new jobs report for the month of july. to say it's a mixed bag is an understatement. the good news, the unemployment rate is down to 7.4%. it's the lowest level since december of 2000 but just 162,000 jobs were added. well short of market expectations. and the lowest figure this year since march. we also saw a significant revision over the last two months. the number in may was revised down from 195,000 to 176,000. the number in june also revised down. over the two months, some 26,000 jobs were taken off the books. so in term, of the sector, let's take a look. business services were all up significantly. manufacturing was up. but just 6,000. look at this one. government actually added 1,000 jobs. not much but that is a turn. a sign that the public sector is hiring again after cutting more than 900,000 jobs over the past three years. we're going to have more with mark in a
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've got to stay smart, very smart. emotion is understandably at play in washington among some of our fellow republicans. but we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government. i'm afraid in the final analysis, obama care would get its funding, our party will suffer in the next election and the people of the nation will not be happy. couched his lecture in a hint of self-deprecation, saying this. i know i lost. i'm probably not the first person you ask for advice. i may have a thought or two of value. there's any doubt he wants to have a role as a gop elder statesman, this should put it to rest. his office released a transcript of the speech to the media. meaning he wanted all of us to know what he said. by weighing in, romney has lined up behind his former running mate paul ryan who has also come under fire from some conservatives for comments he made on sunday. >> it's just not that simple and easy. rather than sort of swinging for the fences and trying to take this entire law out, i think there are more effective ways of achieving that goal. >> some conserva
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